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Death in the Afternoon, Ernest Hemingway's extended essay on bullfighting, is published. • Painter Ben Shahn produces Sacco and Vanzetti, the first of twenty-three gouaches inspired by the 1927 execution. • Polaroid film, the first synthetic light-polarizing film, is invented by Harvard College dropout Edwin Herbert Land. • Sculptor and painter Alexander Calder's motorized and hand-cranked "stabiles" are exhibited in Paris. ARTS 29 IMPORTANT EVENTS OF THE 1930S Feb. • Sculptor Joseph Cornell exhibits his first boxes containing found objects in New York City.
And Gene Lockhart. The play runs for 289 performances. 24 Oct. Mulatto, by Langston Hughes, opens at New York's Vanderbilt Theater and stars Rose McClendon. 31 IMPORTANT EVENTS OF THE 1930S 18 Nov. Ray Middleton, George Murphy, Bob Hope, and Fay Templeton star in Roberta, which opens at New York's New Ambassador Theater. " 4 Dec. Jack Kirkland's adaptation of Erskine Caldwell's 1933 novel Tobacco Road, starring Henry Hull, opens at New York's Masque Theater and runs for 3,182 performances. Movies Babes in Toy/and, directed by Gus Meins and Charles R.
Brother Rat, by John Monks Jr. and Fred F. Finklehoff, and starring Eddie Albert, Frank Albertson, Ezra Stone, and José Ferrer, opens at New York's Biltmore Theater and runs for 577 performances. ; Shall We Dance, musical directed by Mark Sandrich and starring Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire, with music by George Gershwin and lyrics by Ira Gershwin, including "They Can't Take That Away from Me"; Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the first full-length animated feature by Walt Disney, with music by Frank Churchill and lyrics by Larry Mose, including "Heigh-Ho," "Some Day My Prince Will Come," and 'Whistle While You Work"; A Star Is Born, directed by William A.